Horry County to be new home for BauschLinnemann
August 15, 2012 by Mark
The President and CEO of BauschLinnemann North America, Mike Phillips, announced last Friday, August 10, that the company, which produces surface and edge bandings for furniture, will move its North American headquarters and create a new facility in the Myrtle Beach area in Horry County, South Carolina. The company is no doubt using flyer printing and poster printing in the area so that local residents will become aware of the 55 jobs that will be created as a result of the more than $8 million that will be invested in the area.
According to Phillips, the company decided to relocate to South Carolina as it has the skilled workforce that the company needs and the right business environment. The company has received a great deal of support from local and state officials and the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development group has played a major role in seeing the project to completion.
Chairman of the Horry County Council, Tom Rice, is pleased that BauschLinnemann decided to make a commitment to Horry County and expand its workforce by 55 jobs. This move represents the first relocation of a corporate headquarters under new leadership and the results of the great efforts of the development team.
The company plans to establish a new manufacturing and office facility on Harrelson Boulevard that will be 75,000 square feet in size. This will create the initial campus that will add the 55 jobs and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2013, which is when the company will begin hiring for these jobs. The campus will have the room to expand to 200,000 square feet.